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This Day In History
This Day In History
1800—John Adams becomes the first US president to live in White House.
1834—First published reference to poker (as Mississippi riverboat game)
1848—First US women’s medical school opens (Boston)
1859—The current Cape Lookout, North Carolina, lighthouse was lit for the first time.¬† Its first-order Fresnel lens can be seen for about 19 miles in good conditions.
1867—“Harper’s Bazaar” publishes.
1870—US Weather Bureau begins operations (24 locations).
1896—First bare-breasted women (Zulu) to appear in National Geographic Magazine.
1915—Parris Island is officially designated a Marine Corps Recruit Depot.
1931—Dupont introduces synthetic rubber.
1939—First animal conceived by artificial insemination (rabbit) displayed.
1945—First issue of Ebony magazine published by John H. Johnson.
1947—Howard Hughes flies “Spruce Goose”, a huge wooden airplane.
1953—5th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Herb Thomas wins.
1967—“Cool Hand Luke”, starring Paul Newman, George Kennedy, and Strother Martin, is released.
1971—Eisenhower dollar put into circulation.
1977—US President Jimmy Carter raises the minimum wage from $2.30 to $3.35 an hour, effective from January 1, 1981.
1981—1st Class US Mail raised from 18 cents to 20 cents.
1982—Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of their factory in Marysville, Ohio.¬† The Honda Accord is the first car produced there.
1989—“Les Miserables” opens at Curran Theatre, San Francisco.
2012—Google’s Gmail becomes the world’s most popular email service.
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